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KELLI FRANCE INTERVIEW | CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER

We are excited to have the Editor-in-Chief, Kelli France of France Photography, as one of our Celebrity Photographers for the month of October.

Sign up to get your images critiqued by Kelli France this October.  Only 4 Spots Left!

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Meet the Forum Founder, Kelli France. Kelli has run France Photography for 11 years. She specializes in fashion-inspired photography for teens & women and offers Cinematic Sessions which have become very popular with her clients. She has been published in Professional Photographers Magazine and Colorado Weddings Magazine. Kelli was a speaker twice for “The Savvy Sisterhood Photography Workshops” and has hosted workshops of her own for photographers. Kelli was featured as “Photographer of the Month” on the Prop Insanity blog and has also been featured on other photo blogs including Inspire Me Baby, The Savvy Photographer, All Things Baby, Moms with Cameras, Red Leaf Boutique, and Salt & Prep. She was also a contributing writer for 2 years on The Creative Mama Blog.

What camera do you use? Favorite lens?
Nikon D700, 50mm 1.4 for photography and the Canon Mark ii, 50 mm 1.2 for videography

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Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?
Sometimes one simple suggestion can be all you need to take your images to where you want them to be.

What has been the most helpful critique you ever got on an image?

There’ve been a few: One was on lighting newborns when I was told to turn the baby at a diagonal to get better “butterfly” light. Another one was when I was told to watch the background and avoid everyday objects that can be distracting in your images.

What 3 words would you use to describe your style?
Romantic, soft, and emotional

Where do you pull your inspiration from?

Magazines, movies, and the people I photograph.

What is one specific way that you balance work and family?

I only try to work when my 4 kids are sleeping or at school.  I have set work hours so even my husband knows when I work and I take the weekends off for a breather.

Best biz/photo advice?
Think things through, then follow through.

What have you learned the hard way?
Oh gosh…EVERYTHING!  I feel like I’ve done everything backwards but it’s been good because I’m able to teach other photographers from all the mistakes I’ve made as the founder of Francypants Academy.  

How does your business deal with the rise in photographers. What have you done to standout and compete?

One thing I do to stand out though is I offer Cinematic Sessions with every photo session. They’ve been a big hit with my clients!

Where have most of your 2011 clients come from (besides WOM)?

Google and a display in my OBGYN office.

What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?
I went to Jeff & Julia Woods’ workshop with my husband and it changed my life and my business.

What is your most popular product?
Videos on DVD, Storyboards and Image Boxes

Sign up to get your images critiqued by Kelli France this October.  Only 4 Spots 

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FRESH STARTS | SPARKLE SUNDAY

sparklesunday mary-pickford-2 We heard this quote from Motion Picture Actress, Mary Pickford this past week. Mary lived from 1892-1979 and was famous for silent films. We love her quote:

Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing that you have tried and failed again and again; you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not falling down, but staying down.

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Blog Love Week 36

Chic Critique Forum Blog Love

Do you post on your blog only to hear crickets? Do you sometimes feel like you are talking to yourself (and maybe your Mom) on your blog? Do you need some LOVE?

Chic Critique is here for you, girl. In 2013, we are doing a weekly feature on our blog every Saturday called “BLOG LOVE” where you can showcase your  blog posts on Chic Critique for lots of love.

SWEET BENEFITS:

  • Use this as motivation to blog at least once a week
  • Boost your SEO: your thumbnail will link back to your own blog for lots of publicity and SEO lovin’!
  • Get blog comments from our fans
  • Show off your work
  • Get published! One of your images might be featured in an upcoming issue of Chic Magazine

It’s so easy! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

You must be a member of Chic Critique forum to participate 

  1. Post some pics on your own blog with a link back to Chic Critique
  2. Every weekend, submit your permalink (not your main blog address) from your own blog post to the frog icon (see sample below) to our weekly Saturday “Blog Love” blog post
  3. Your image will then show up as a thumbnail on OUR blog and allow our readers to click on your image to check out YOUR blog.

Need a reminder? We’ll help remind you in our weekly newsletter and on Facebook so be sure to become a fan and subscribe to our newsletter.

ENTER YOUR BLOG POST IMAGES FOR THIS WEEK BY CLICKING ON THE FROG BELOW:
Don’t forget to leave a comment on the other entries because that is half the fun! Also, submit your photo early since those seem to be the ones who receive the most comments.

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SEPTEMBER WHAT TO WEAR GUIDES | FREEBIE FRIDAY

It’s Freebie Friday for all Chic members! You know you want stylin’ clients and the best way to get well-dressed clients is to educate them on what to wear. All Chic members get FREE What-to-Wear guides from I Adore Your Style {value of $48/yr} to teach your clients how to be more stylish. You can showcase them on your blog (who doesn’t need more blog content?), send them in a newsletter, or email them to individual clients whose sessions are coming up.

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Each style file comes complete with UP-TO-DATE corresponding links of what’s retailing right now for every outfit! That means your clients can go buy those clothes online today!
Monthly style files include one family ensemble plus an additional file for either couples, seniors, children, or babies.
What-to-Wear Guides are only available during the current month so be sure to download your August WTW Guides bySeptember 30th!

Download yours HERE in the forum.

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Leopard Love | Fashion Friday

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

I’m obsessed with leopard lately. It’s classy… but sassy! This outfit is one of my Wardrobe Wishes.

I’ve got the foldover clutch but wanna get that dress. MEOW!

Everything shown is from my favorite store, Forever 21.

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POSH POSES FOR COUPLES | EYE CANDY

Contributor | Shannon Kaeding

Photographers always need inspiration…especially with posing.  Here are some gorgeous poses that can help you out when you are in a bind and need some inspiration for those extra hard couples!

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{Image Via Valentina Glidden Photography}

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{Image Via Pinterest}

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{Image Via Pinterest}

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{Image Via Zach & Jody}

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{Image Via Style Me Pretty}

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{Image Via Arrow & Apple}

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{Image Via Magnoliarouge}

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{Image Via Jose Villa}

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{Image Via Tiffany Jane Photography}

 

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